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Record 6449

Reading Experience:

'Methinks, Sir, Mr Pope might employ his Time, and his admirable Genius better than in exposing Insects of a Day: For if these Authors would live longer, they should not be put down as Dunces.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1743
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Samuel Richardson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 19 Aug 1689
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: printer and author
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alexander Pope
Title: Dunciad
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
being sent to George Cheyne at New York Public Library


Source Information:

Record ID: 6449  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Richardson
  Editor: John Carroll
  Title: Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1964
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 57
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Richardson, John Carroll (ed.), Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson (Oxford, 1964), p. 57,, accessed: 03 July 2022

Additional comments:

Letter to George Cheyne, Jan 1742/3



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